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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Crime Against Persons with Disabilities, 2009-2013 Statistical Tables

This report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics presents estimates of nonfatal violent victimization (rape, sexual assault, robbery, and aggravated and simple assault) against persons age 12 or older with disabilities from 2009 to 2013. In 2013, the rate of violent crime against persons with disabilities (36 per 1,000) was more than twice the age-adjusted rate for persons without disabilities (14 per 1,000). Age-adjusted rates were used because persons with disabilities were generally older than persons without disabilities. Tables include information on victim-offender relationship, time of crime, reporting to police and use of victim service agencies. Findings are based on the National Crime Victimization Survey, and data from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey were used to generate victimization rates.

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